Chattanooga Red Wolves SC is facing USL League Two side South Georgia Tormenta FC 2 for the First Round of the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The match kicks off at 8:00 p.m. ET from Erk Russell Park today, Tuesday, May 7.
Tormenta FC 2 will play the match just six days after reporting for training camp.
The winner of this draw will face USL Championship side Nashville SC on Tuesday, May 14 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
The First Round of the tournament will commence May 7-8 and consist of six Division III (USL League One) pro clubs and 32 Open Division teams (USL League Two, National Premier Soccer League [NPSL], local qualifiers) in head-to-head, single-elimination competition. Two of the 19 matches are between teams from the same qualifying pool under a First Round provision that allows avoidance of extensive travel at this stage of the tournament.
The Second Round will follow on May 14-15 and introduces 25 Division II (USL Championship) professional sides. Division I Major League Soccer teams enter in the Fourth Round on June 12.
Every game of the 2019 U.S. Open Cup, including those in the First and Second Rounds, will be available for fans to watch on ESPN+.
The match marks the end of the Red Wolves' three-game road stint. The team returns home to David Stanton Field this Saturday, May 11 to host Forward Madison FC for the second meeting between the two clubs. The match kicks off at 7:00 p.m. ET and lands on "J103 Faith & Family Night." Fans can enjoy a pregame concert by Christian singer-songwriter Jamie Kimmett, a live remote, giveaways and more, courtesy of J103 Radio.
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South Georgia Tormenta FC is a professional soccer club based in Statesboro, Georgia, founded in 2015. Tormenta FC competes in both USL League One and League Two, under the United Soccer League (USL). The club established itself as one of the premier USL League Two teams (formerly known as PDL) across the United States. In 2018, Tormenta’s League Two team (formerly known as PDL) finished their season as Champions of the Deep South Division. Tormenta FC 2 plays its games at Georgia Southern University's Erk Russell Park and is coached by Ian Cameron.